Kat Zel just graduated from Bev Facey High School in Sherwood Park.
There she has been a passionate participant in the Singer/Song Writer and Musical Theatre Programs. Daily, Kat could be found collaborating with fellow students, creating music, and preparing for theatrical productions.
She plays electric and acoustic guitar. Kat is the lead singer with the band – “Rareflower”. They won “Battle of the Bands” September 2017, and as part of the winning prize, they performed live at “On the Rocks” on Jasper Avenue. Also, the prize was a recording for their second single, “Skunkbag”. This now can be found on iTunes and Spotify. Skunkbags video is on YouTube.
Kat’s passion for music has existed for as long as she recalls. Her fondest memories involve listening to her Dad’s records and CD’s from the 60’s to the 90’s. Some of her inspiration comes from; The Cranberries, Jefferson Airplane, and Nirvana. While integrating some of their vocal techniques into her singing, she has been inspired to synthesize a new sound of her own. CBC Music Challenge adjudicators, recently called her voice “psychedelic” while comparing it to that of Janis Joplin. So, as you listen to the mixing of old and new vibes by Kat, maybe you too will understand why she is so excited to share her music with everyone willing to listen.
So far, this Summer Kat performed at Beaumont Blues Fest., June 17th to great reviews.
She also participated in Hawelerk Park at the FreeWill Shakespearean Festival. “Sand on Whyte” Art Festival was her most recent appearance. Big Valley Jamboree, has Kat performing on the ATB stage and additionally on the singer/songwriter stage this year. Keep an eye out for Kat around Town, if she isn’t busking she is performing!.